Thursday 12 March 2015
When The Sun Shone
Tuesday was a beautiful sunny spring day, I spent the day out doors
I was re-potting the blueberry bushes
re-potting Camellia Sinensis (tea bushes)
re-potted the guavas who were desperate for some TLC
all these plants are acid loving, I had intended to have a big ericaceous raised bed made but being realistic its not going to happen soon there are too many other pressing things to get done, so it was pot on and fresh ericaceous compost, that will buy me a bit of time.
I did get some more seeds on the go
mixed salad leaves, rocket and basil they will be grown n in these baskets and in about 3-4 weeks I will sow some more baskets of salad leaves I will then do a succession of sowings through the seasons. I have about 10 of these baskets.
Tomato plants are coming on well and have now been moved out to the greenhouse
Swiss chard and Dianthus are now coming on well, in a couple of weeks the insulation will come down from the greenhouse to increase light levels if it is forecast a frost I will have some fleece on hand to throw over seedlings for protection.
The greenhouse is starting to fill up, the perennial plants I have been growing I have been planting out to make more space, I haven't had heating for the greenhouse this winter.
This arrived today a new incubator, I lent my other one to some-one along with the brooder a couple of years ago and never got them back, making a brooder is fairly easy I will need to get a heat lamp, it is disappointing when you help out some-one and they take advantage, I wont be loaning out equipment again. Next week I will start collecting duck eggs for the incubator and they will be table birds, the ducks are laying really well I am doing 8 eggs to start with, then it will be chickens for the table I haven't decided what birds to go for yet. Suggestions welcome :-)